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Smartphones and tablets are much more than devices that connect us to the rest of the world. They are also the best tools that boost our productivity.

10 Tools and Apps to Make You a Productivity Guru

Of course, you first need to install the right apps if you want your mobile device to turn you into a productivity guru. In the continuation, you’ll find a list of top 10 productivity apps you should install today. Since productivity is a concept that encompasses several aspects, the tools are separated into 3 categories.

Time-Management Apps

1. Sunrise Calendar

With this app, you can easily manage your time by adding events, tasks, reminders, locations, and anything else you can think of. Sunrise will sync with your existing calendar (Google, Exchange or iCloud). It will provide a weather forecast based on your location, as well as Google Maps for the places you include. You will see the Linkedin and Twitter profiles of the people you are meeting, and you’ll be surprised with many other features Sunrise offers.

2. Workflow

There is no need to lose time working with different apps for a single action. Workflow gives endless opportunities to make the usage of your phone faster and more productive. For example, you can easily create PDF files from the page you’ve accessed through the browser. You can set the app to upload your most recent photos to Dropbox, provide directions for the places you’re looking for, and much more.


3. Todoist

Achieving higher productivity levels requires doing more in less time. This means you need a good plan in the form of weekly and daily to-do lists. Todoist is the best app to use for such purpose. You can access it from any device, and you can share the tasks you establish with your team. You also get an option to set subtasks, location-based reminders, and templates for recurring projects.


With this app, you’ll be able to organize your work projects, personal tasks, and shared lists. When you have a clear visual presentation of your goals, you’ll work more effectively towards their achievement. If for example, you’re too busy to answer a text message, the app can send automated messages for you, explaining that you can’t talk at the moment. You’ll get approval when you complete a task, as well as encouragements for the new tasks you insert.

5. Evernote

Evernote helps you organize your notes, photos, reading materials, daily checklists, and life in general. If typing notes into the app take too much of your time, you can simply dictate the notes and the app will transcribe the audio. The notebooks can be synced across devices, so you’ll always have access to your plans and notes.

6. Wunderlist

This app is especially helpful during teamwork since it enables you to assign to-do tasks and notes to up to 25 collaborators if you use the basic version. You can use it for organizing and sharing your to-do list, work tasks, lists of books you want to read, household maintenance lists, and much more.

Writing Tools

7. Pocket

If you want to write well, then you have to read a lot of online content. When you discover an important online article, PDF file or blog posts, but you don’t have the time to read it carefully, then you simply put it in the Pocket app, which saves it for later. You can access Pocket from multiple devices, and you won’t even need an Internet connection to read your resources.

8. ScholarAdvisor

When you don’t have time to write your business reports, research papers, blog articles, or anything else on your list, you can hire a professional writer at this website. The company delivers CVs, presentations, and any other type of content related to your work. Delegating makes you more productive; you just need to find the right professionals to do the work for you. When it comes to creative writing tasks, ScholarAdvisor is the best tool to count on.

9. SwiftKey

This custom keyboard will make you a much faster and more productive smartphone typist. If you’re writing tons of emails, documents, and messages on your phone, you’ll appreciate the accurate predictive system that catches on your vocabulary quirks.

10. Quip

This app makes integrated messaging and collaborative editing as simple as it gets. You and your team can create and share all types of notes, lists, and documents through Quip. Then, you can all collaborate on the editing stage. The built-in messaging sidebar enables you to communicate throughout the process.

The above-listed apps will make your work as smooth as it gets. You’ll start saving time and achieving better results as soon as you start using them!